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hello. i'm jc hayward. thank you for joining us. a developing story from bethesda, maryland is topping our newscast this afternoon. montgomery county police say they are looking for a man who took a shot at his exgirlfriend this morning. the woman was not harmed, but joshua prince is considered armed and dangerous. he is on the loose with a high- powered rifle. bruce leshan has more information in this live
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report. bruce? >> reporter: this is so close totaledden middle school and walter johnson high school that police ordered both schools locked down, code blue. that has been lifted now because police think it is more likely than not that he has fled the area but police are on the scene in case he comes back. it happened right behind me. police say the 32-year-old josh la prince fired at at least one shot at his exgirlfriend who was outside of her apartment on rock forest drive. she ran for her life, banging on neighbors ' doors pleading for someone to take her in. she had apparently got an restraining order against prince a week ago. tactical teams surrounded the area but they have not found prince. >> i walked outside to see what was going on and there were police officers armed with big rifles. what did they say? >> they said ma'am, get back in
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the apartment so i listened and went inside and told the the kids what was going on and they were frightened. >> at least one shot was fired outside in this apartment complex. our victim knocked on doors. someone took her inside and then police were called. >> so some good samaritan took her in and protected her. >> a good samaritan let her in and protected her. >> reporter: that could have saved her life? >> absolutely. >> reporter: at the schools, students frantically sent out atlantic are text messages trying to figure out what is going on. learning and teaching was supposed to continue but no one comes in and out this the schooled byings without security when it is code blue. back to you. montgomery county police believe prince fled in a 2004 black chevy tahoe with a maryland license plate 27992m
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5. well, discovery channel's 1900 employees went back to work today. it's been nearly a week since the gunman took three people hostage in silver spring, maryland. no one was injured, but the gunman was killed. most employees are not saying much but many nodded their head when asked to be back? we are super excited to come back and make great television. we love it. >> you missed working. most people would love five days off? >> i guess we did miss working, yes. >> reporter: a spokesperson with discovery communications says they have beefed up their security. she would not give details about the new plan. students in virginia joined the rest of the region and returned to school. summer vacation ended for a dozen school districts in northern virginia including the largest district in the region,
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fairfax county. kristin fisher spent the morning at james madison high school in vienna. >> good morning madison students, faculty and staff. welcome back. >> how are you feeling the first day of school? >> tired. just waking up. >> nervous but excited. >> i'm really excited to see my friends i haven't seen over the summer. >> happy to have them out of the house an back learning. >> reporter: fairfax county has some of the best schools in the country but also one of the biggest school systems in the nation. that means they have seen a spike over the last few years in enrollment. at the same time the school system is dealing with budget cuts. >> over the last few years we have had to make cuts across the board in the classrooms, increasing class size, decreasing services in the schools. secretarial, custodial, assistant principal. the list goes on. this year we have not made additional cuts. >> reporter: no more cuts is the god news, but the bad news
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is that this year parents will have to pay $75 if they want their child to take an advanced place or backlash rate test and athletes will have to pay $100 per sport to play. >> as a parent do the fees bother you? >> they don't bother me but we are having financial difficulty right now so it will impact our family. >> i think it is outrageous. i think we should be encouraged to play sports not discouraged to pay. >> i think it is fair. the school doesn't have much money. >> reporter: in vienna, kristin fisher, 9 news now. investigators are trying to determine the cause of a fire that killed more than two dozen horses in west virginia. youtube video shows just how severe the fire was. the horses were trapped in two barns that caught fire yesterday near the hollywood casino in charlestown. witnesses say that residents tried to say the animals as
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flames shot 50 feet in the air. damage is estimated at $1.2 million. additional horses were rescued from two privately owned barns behind the racetrack. a preliminary investigation has determined that an engine fire caused a series of explosions in a tysons corner garage. this happened on the first floor of the parking garage across from nordstrom last night. one car caught fire and the flames destroyed two nearby vehicles and damaged five more. >> we had to close down the parking garage until we could determine what we had and what we needed to do. we worked with the tysons security, and once we determined the area we needed to confine, the personnel to, and ensure no one else was in the area we opened the parking garage and let folks out. >> reports of loud noises turned out to be tires that were exploding because of the heat. with just over a week to go
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before the primary, dc mayor fenty picked up another key endorsement today. this morning's washington examiner is backing the incumbent mayor. it cites his overhauling of dc schools, crime fights and improving city services. the preliminary will be held september 18th. by the way, our bruce johnson will have an exclusive interview with mr. fenty's opponent, vin cent gray tomorrow. still to come on 9 news now, plans to burn the koran in florida put our troops on the battlefield in danger. $200 million tax break for businesses to get the economy rolling but it will be a tough sell in election season. i will explain whom coming up.
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after four years, adrian fenty is now apologizing. he never apologized for giving control of $82 million in city contracts to his frat brothers. no apology for his secret trips and missed appearances, for record-high unemployment and overspending the budget. and no apology for what the washington post calls "silly fights with the d.c. council," "unnecessary government secrecy," "shutting out community voices." we're sorry, mayor fenty -- some things you just can't forgive.
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just wouldn't be the labor day week without the jerry lewis telethon. the marathon effort to help victims of muscular distrophy raised $58.9 million. the 21 1/2 hour even originated in las vegas. it was aired on 170 television stations across the nation. congratulations. a new survey finds that businesses are hodding the line when it comes to adding new jobs. says 5% of
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employers plan to hire new workers in the fourth quarter. that's about the same as last quarter, but it's up from a year ago. authors of the survey say the strongest growth will be seen in the northeast with the weakest out west. with congressional elections less than two months away, many polls are showing democrats losing control of both the house and the senate. well, president obama is set to unveil a new spending plan that could be another tough sell for the white house. joel brown has more now from the white house [ applause ] >> reporter: president obama wants to give businesses tax breaks on new investments in planned equipment. he says companies would save 200 approximately billion dollars over two years. >> i'm going to keep fighting every day, testify single hour, every single minute to turn this economy around. >> reporter: supporters say the tax cuts would give companies more money to spend, and that would allow them to hire new
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workers and bring down unemployment. but with mid-term elections two months away, any new proposals from the president are likely to run in to stiff opposition in congress. lawmakers won be back at work until next week, but republicans are already fighting. the top republican in the house blasted the new proposal and the plan the president announced on monday to spend more money on infrastructure as the wrong medicine. he put out a statement saying they don't address the two big problems that are hurting our economy -- excessive government spending and the uncertainty that washington democrat policies, especially their massive tax hike, are creating for small businesses. what republicans call a tax hike is the expiration of tax cuts from the bush days. democrats call them a gift to the wealthy. a gift they say the economy can no longer afford. the president will announce details of his latest plan on wednesday setting the stage for a new round of skirmishes in congress.
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joel brown, cbs news, the white house. strikes are slowing down public transit in france and london today. maintenance staff walked off the job in the english capital and other rail workers stopped working in support of the action. a dispute over the job cut is behind the strike. union workers in france are angry over proposals to raise the retirement age from the current minimum of 60. christian, jewish and muslim leaders are meeting in washington today. they will hold an emergency interfaith meeting. the group wants to tackle what it is calling a growing tide of religious fear and intolerance. it says the fear stems from the islamic center controversy in new york. a florida pastor says he has plans to burn copies of the koran on sunday and that will correspond with the ninth
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anniversary of the september 11 september 11th attacks. the church leader in gainesville said he wants to draw attention to radical islam but the commander of the troops in afghanistan is among those opposed to the plan. >> we're not debating the first amendment rights that people have, but what i will tell you is that their very actions will, in fact, jeopardize the safety of the young men and women who are serving in uniform over here. >> if people should lose their life, that would be tragic. still i must say that we feel that we must sooner or later stand up to islam. and if we don't, it's not going to go away. >> reporter: the church faces a fine from the city of gainesville because it turned down the pastor's request for a permit to burn the koran. still to come, tropical storm hermine is turning no a more memorable storm than hurricane earl. we will have details when we come back. i'm meteorologist howard
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bernstein. warming up outside on the weather terrace, but some cooler days are ahead. we will let you know when that happens. we go to break with a look at the allergy update. those numbers are come in like yesterday. ragweed in the moderate category. mold is low. i'm looking ahead to the weekend when 9 news now returns. there's something you never hear vince gray talk about: his record running dc's department of human services. why? under gray, dhs lost out on millions of federal
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dollars for missing paperwork; lost money for the homeless; even lost track of foster children. a court ordered gray's department to improve child services. gray's not a bad guy but he was a bad manager. do we want to go back to that?
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there are concerns about flooding in south texas after tropical storm hermine came ashore. the weather system threatens to bring more than a foot of rain to galveston. sandra hughs has more. the storm blew up from a tropical depression to near hurricane force in less than a day. residents along the texas coast had little time to prepare. >> came up from mexico and it is different for sure. >> reporter: some tourists cleared out. >> it is jam packed yesterday and then when we came back from lunch it was like a ghost town. local communities distributed sandbags and closed schools as a precaution. hermine hit south texas overnight with winds reaching 65 miles an hour. thousands of homes lost electricity, but flooding is
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the biggest worry. >> the storm is inland, we will be talking about a lot of rain. anywhere from brownsville and corpus christi, texas to san antonio and austin, maybe as far as houston. some areas might see up to a foot of rain. >> reporter: flooding forced some residents to their rooftops in mexico, just across the border where the storm made land fall on monday night. 20 homes there were destroyed. forecasters say hermine will dump heavy rain as it moves north later this week in to oklahoma an kansas. sandra hughs, cbs news, los angeles. we don't have to worry about that coming here? >> no but we could use a little rain. we have 5.5-inches in the hole for the year. and it hasn't rained this month an maybe sunday we will get a little hermine moisture in the form of showers. i'm telling you right now saturday looks like the better day of the weekend. what a great tuesday we have going on right now. a lot of sunshine out there. we sit at 83 degrees. same at dulles as is reagan
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national. near 90 between 3:00 or 4:00 or so and by 6:00 in the middle 80s. a little breezy in spots. south winds five to 15. could see an occasional gust to 20. tonight, clear to partly cloudy skies. if you are watching in western maryland, parts of west virginia, you may see a shower toward tomorrow morning. lows in the mid 860s to low 70s. 7:29 on the sun set. as the front comes through tomorrow, an isolated shower is all we will hope for. partly sunny, breezy at times. mostly sunny behind the front in the afternoon. 85 to 90. west winds 10 to 15 and could gust over 20. that will set us up for really nice thursday and friday. right now temperatures up and down the mid-atlantic through providence and boston around 80 degrees. richmond one of the warm spots. charlottesville 86. to the west we have mid-80s. lexington, kentucky, you can see it in hd, 87. locally culpeper is up to 90. petersburg at 91 for a couple of hours.
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we have lower 80s around the bay. easton, cambridge and annapolis at 82. tappahannock, inland, 88 along with fredericksburg. 84 leesburg. gaithersburg 82 and here in washington a really nice warm 83 degrees. a little breeze out of the south at 13 and relative humidity is down to 51%. and with the dryness we have had going on, if you do any open burning there's no red flag warnings but keep that in mind. i want to take you to texas. this is tropical storm hermine. had a tornado watch issued with that. look at how quickly this thing is moving. look at the showers and storms with it. another low through the northern and western lakes. that has given some chilly temperatures to parts of the up but around here this line, that is a cold front that we are watching moving south and east. that will give us nice weather for thursday and friday. we will pit the future cast in motion and you can see the front by tonight. 1:00 getting to pittsburgh and buffalo and cincinnati. tomorrow that front gets here
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by noon. only an isolated shower. basically south and southeast a better chance the front goes through. by 10:00, we are behind the front and it will be a cool start to thursday with thursday's temperatures in the 50s if not 40s in the suburbs but should see a good deal of sunshine on thursday. as far as today is concerned, temperatures will make the 90- degree mark here. some areas low 90s. hagerstown 92. in the mid to upper 80s along the bay. bay temperatures now down in the upper 70s. the seven-day forecast, temperatures are warm. today 90. tomorrow 88. but look the front goes through and we drop den degrees thursday to 78. stay there on friday. a nice finish to the workweek. low 80s saturday, a good looking day of the weekend and the home opener for the skins could be a shower with a high of 84. back with more 9 news now in a moment. [ female announcer ] we can't live in a bubble.
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carrie's cuisine. the owner crystal kerry. she got back from las vegas where she was honored. tell me about the award that you received. >> we actually won in the category of best fried chicken this year. we were nominated for best soul food an best fried chicken, but we won for best fried chicken. >> reporter: the contest was sponsored by hillshire farms. >> yes. >> reporter: and the occasion was? >> the steve harvey award. >> reporter: did you have a chance to see mr. harvey. >> yes, we did. >> you did, my goodness. today you are fixing breakfast with hillshire farms because that was the sponsor, right. >> yes. we are preparing a sausage omelet with onions and peppers and turkey smoked sausage. >> reporter: the secret is what, you took how many eggs, three, two? >> this is four eggs. >> oh, four. >> yes. >> reporter: did you mix anything in the egg.
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>> no. just regular old egg. >> reporter: and the sausage, the turkey sausage and what else? looks like -- >> it is onions and peppers and tomatoes in here. >> reporter: what did you do with the onions and peppers? >> i sauteed them first. and then we create our omelet. >> reporter: okay. how long will you let that cook now. >> about two minutes. we will flip it. i'm not -- normally in a restaurant we use our grill. so this is new for me using a pan. >> reporter: you are doing all right. this is very healthy because you are using turkey sausage. >> yes. >> reporter: own onions and peppers. >> you broke your little pancakes over there. >> those are our homemade buttermilk pancakes. >> reporter: homemade buttermilk. so if you want to get in touch you do catering for birthdays, anniversaries or if you don't feel like cooking call kerry's
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cuisine you will come over and do it from two to 200. >> yes. >> kerry's cuisine and she will have the recipe on our website at that looks good. we will put it here. you did a great job. oh, that looks wonderful. and this is the finished product right here. crystal kerry from kerry's cuisine. go to our website at for the recipe. and congratulations on your award. you deserve it. thank you for being with us. come back at 5:00. bye-bye.
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